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[lee ann lyons-illinois vetereinary medicine]

Tick-Tracking Program Gathers Data to Combat Tickborne Disease in Illinois

Mar 29, 2018 / General News

I-TICK Program Seeks 1,000 Samples Tickborne diseases are on the rise across the nation. Since 1990, Illinois has seen a tenfold increase in the number of reported human cases of tickborne diseases, which include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and a dozen more. As the 2018 tick season gets under way, researchers at the...

[Dr. Kathleen Colegrove helps with an assessment of a Gulf of Mexico dolphin]

Illinois Researcher Leads Investigation on Dolphin Health

Mar 27, 2018 / General News

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill is considered one of the worst human-induced environmental disasters in history. Nearly 800 million liters of oil poured into the Gulf of Mexico, killing thousands of marine-dwelling species. In an effort to further understand how the toxic effects of oil have impacted dolphins and other marine mammals in the...

[2018 AASV winners from Illinois]

Illinois Graduate, Students Earn Kudos at National Swine Meeting

Mar 22, 2018 / Alumni News

Several Illinois students and a 2012 alumnus were recognized at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) in San Diego, Calif., in early March. Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year Dr. Adam Schelkopf, of Sioux Falls, S.D., received the Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year Award, given to an AASV...

[crated dogs await their travel]

Pugs (and Other Pups) on Planes

Mar 14, 2018 / General News

Tips to Keep Pets Safe at 20,000 ft “Where’s the grass around here? Why am I in this carrier? Why are my ears popping at high altitudes?” If you think flying is stressful for people, imagine how it feels for the 2 million animals that travel each year by plane. The recent death of a...

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Winter Olympics Spur Influx of South Korean Dogs

Mar 13, 2018 / General News

Recent reports from the media have documented the growing number of dogs imported to the United States from South Korea after the Olympics. Veterinarians need to be asking themselves: What might these animals be bringing with them?  Various animal rights and rescue groups are orchestrating shipments of these dogs into the U.S. in an effort...

Dr. Stan Rubin and Connie Large

New Endoscopy System Benefits Patients and Future Practitioners

Feb 27, 2018 / General News

Kindness Sparks Donor Generosity The future is clearer and brighter for pets and students at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, thanks to generous donations made by client Connie Large out of gratitude for caring specialist Dr. Stanley Rubin. Three years ago, when Large’s long-haired dachshund, LD, wasn’t getting well under the care of his primary care...

Kate Irwin

Counselor’s Message to Students: It’s OK to Ask for Help

Feb 20, 2018 / General News

From challenging course loads to emotional stress related to pet euthanasia, veterinary medicine students can face a tough time during school. Kate Irwin, College of Veterinary Medicine’s first licensed clinical therapist (LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker), invites students to seek her out as a resource during their times of difficulty. “I started in February 2017,...

[bald eagle patient Feb 6, 2018]

Third Bird with Lead Poisoning Arrives at Wildlife Clinic

Feb 8, 2018 / General News

Third Bald Eagle Patient Dead from Lead Poisoning Update at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9: Dr. Reich reported that the eagle died this morning. In speaking with local media about the “unfortunate coincidence” of seeing three bald eagles that had lead poisoning within a short period, Dr. Reich noted that the birds had been...

[snowy owl]

Wildlife Clinic Seeks Support for Snowy Owl, Bald Eagle Patients

Feb 1, 2018 / General News

Clinic Relies on Donations to Pay for Patient Care Clinic managers are hoping the public can help with monetary contributions toward the cost of care for these animals. Snowy Owl Update on Feb. 4: The snowy owl died on Feb. 3. She was briefly put under anesthesia last night to reassess and re-bandage her wing...

shelter medicine mobile unit

Shelter Medicine Program to Expand with Grant from Vaughan Trust

Jan 31, 2018 / General News

A generous grant from the Sally Lorraine Sedlak Vaughan Irrevocable Charitable Trust, a charity based in Springfield, Ill., was recently awarded to the Shelter Medicine Program at Illinois, allowing for further outreach in underserved communities throughout central Illinois. The grant will total more than $500,000 over a three-year period. Headed by Dr. G. Robert Weedon,...